Bicknell residents hold Dr. Seuss day for community

Reading is an amazing way to use your imagination but at the Knox County Fairgrounds Sunday one organization used it to bring some famous characters to life.

Posted: Mar. 11, 2018 6:21 PM
Updated: Mar. 11, 2018 6:46 PM

BICKNELL, Ind. (WTHI)- Reading is an amazing way to use your imagination but at the Knox County Fairgrounds Sunday one organization used it to bring some famous characters to life.

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The Bicknell Community Events group decided to hold a Dr. Seuss day. It was a free event for families to come out and have some fun. The McKimmy family came to take part in the day’s activities.

"It gives these kids something to do with their families and it’s just really special. They can come and see their friends and their friend's parents so I think it’s really nice," said Theresa Mckimmy who brought three kids to the event.

There weres green eggs and ham, hat making and bingo. Every activity celebrating one of the worlds greatest children's authors.

It also got the community more involved says Lydia Duncan. The volunteers ranged from fair queens to commissioners, to local law enforcement.

"We wanted people to come in and have a positive role and impact on kids because the more you know the more places you'll go," said Duncan.

Not only did they want to inspire reading to these Dr. Seuss fans. They wanted to provide an event for the community that was free. Creating a stress-free event for everyone to enjoy.

"That is the most important thing, that is the goal of this group is to focus solely on the kids and giving them an opportunity to experience things that they might not have been able to do so," said Duncan.

Overall families like the McKimmys were thankful for the event. Not only bringing these kids imagination to life but enriching everyone's lives.

"Just want them to have fun with their friends and family. Doing something positive in the community and I think they are," said McKimmy.

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